Daughtry’s on layover, but former band drummer Joey Barnes heads home to perform with a few friends tonight at the Blind Tiger, while pop-rockers the Maine drop their new album Pioneer at Greene Street Club.
John Howie, Jr. & the Rosewood Bluff also have a new album (which made Shuffle’s list of 25 best), and they’ll be at the Blind Tiger on Thursday with the Tremors and the Grand Ole Uproar.
The Green Bean has an eclectic mix with Miss Eaves, Drag Sounds, Honey Rider and Serious Bangs, while Knuckles Deep and 12m Case bring the genteel rock to Ziggy’s.
Howie kicks it on over to the Garage on Friday to man the kit for punks the P-90s with Blood Red River and Chelsea Daggers while Unknown Hinson reminds you to warn your hog about the dangers of meth a fore it’s too damn late at Ziggy’s. Protest the Hero blow a few amps at Greene Street Club, while the Leeves, Fort Wilson Riot and the Old One-Two make a big ruckus at the Green Bean. Recently-signed Ross Copley Band come home to the Clubhouse, while indie folk trio Birds and Arrows hit Krankies with Luego and the Bayonets.
If you haven’t had a concussion since the ‘90s, Swift is at Ziggy’s on Saturday to rem- edy that with Damona Waits, 3 Quarters Dead, Thru World Aggression and Death Proof. The Blind Tiger gets ultra-funky with Hobex, DJ Logic and Doby. The Sally Spring Band plays great folk with Ted Lyons at the Garage, while Mebane folk- rockers Be the Moon play the Green Bean with songwriter Neil Cribbs. BerkStar and King Ayoola bring that funky good feeling at the Somewhere Else Tavern, while Sharon Fogarty and Immigrant’s Daughter play Celtic holiday tunes at the Underground Theatre.
On Sunday, Piedmont Songbag make it a tongue-in-cheek Christmas at the Blind Tiger, while Jay Smart of the Smart Brothers lends a hand to the rugged soul of Oldest Boy & Girl at the Green Bean with ex-New Familiar e-s guthrie.
Finally, on Tuesday, Salem Speaks play folk-pop at the Garage with Wafer Thin, while Molly McGinn, Scott Manring and Laurelyn Dossett entertain at Lucky 32.